First Cancer Treatment Centre Inaugurated in Nagaland

After decades of waiting, Nagaland finally inaugurated a multi-specialty hospital specializing in cancer treatment. Eden Medical Centre (EMC) was formally inaugurated in Dimapur on Saturday by Nagaland State Minister for Health & Family Welfare, P Longon.

Dr. (Prof.) G.K.Rath, Chief, B.R. Ambedkar Institute-Rotary Cancer Hospital, AIIMS, New Delhi, graced the occasion with his presence. It is a multi-specialty hospital set up to provide world class medical care to the people of Nagaland and beyond. It all started with the vision of a man as he traversed various cities across the country. It pained him to see the plight of the people of his home state seeking medical treatment in far off lands. Added to the burden of trying to locate the right doctors and hospitals was the inevitable cost of travel and boarding that had to be borne. The man decided that he had to do something to alleviate the plight of his people. Already a pioneer in various fields and one of the well known philanthropists of Naga society, Yashitsungba Ao is the ‘force’ behind the establishment of Eden Medical Centre. Today, as the Chairman, EMC, he sees the fruition of his long cherished dream of bringing the best of healthcare to the doorstep of the people of Nagaland. Quality and hassle-free healthcare has been made available within the comfort zone of our home, Nagaland.

Set within the tranquil precincts of a lush green campus, overlooking a large natural lake, one would mistake the grounds for a park. The centrepiece is an imposing three-storied architectural marvel, spread along four wings converging in an atrium set under a translucent dome. Beyond the magnificence of ground and aerial views, Eden Medical Centre is a 100-bedded facility, including Suites, cabins, and female and male general wards.

– thenortheasttoday